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On the eve of a new “Aura”: The Raymond Matts Collection

by Marian Bendeth, 24th December, 2014

Not content with the status quo of commercial fragrances, Matts wanted to break free of traditional perfumery, classifications and obvious marketing hype. He took a brave hiatus to reexamine the structure of fragrance and developed a vision in his mind as to the direction he envisaged if he had his own brand. While we chatted on the ph…

Helmut Lang fragrances now available in the UK at Liberty

10th December, 2014

The three Helmut Lang fragrances, which were relaunched in October – Helmut Lang Eau de Parfum, Helmut Lang Eau de Cologne and Cuiron – are now available in the UK at Liberty. Liberty say of the trio: Helmut Lang perfumes gained a cult following upon their release in the early 2000s. Now re-worked but staying true to…

April Aromatics create Limited edition Rose perfume for perfume blogger Tama Blough

02nd December, 2014

April Aromatics have created a Limited edition Rose perfume for San Fransisco perfume blogger Tama Blough, who has recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer. Basenotes forum member Rogalal says ”She's a great friend and the founder of the SF Sniff, as well as the co-host and co-organizer of previous San Francisco Basenotes Me…

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Entertaining Angels

by Judith Brockless, 01st December, 2014

I always wanted to make a perfume which would have the same resonance for everyone, something like tenderness or childhood, and I wanted there to be such a sensual contact with this perfume that you almost felt like devouring the person you love.   (Thierry Mugler)   This was the quote adorning my napkin ring - j…

Moschino's latest fragrance, Toy, is housed in a teddy bear

13th November, 2014

Moschino’s latest fragrance, is perhaps a contender for packaging of the year. The fragrance, named Toy, is housed inside a furry toy teddy. The company say: “Toy smashes every fragrance preconception to bits, boldly redrawing its form, function and fabulousness.”The fragrance is exactly what its cheeky name suggests: a toy. And best of a…

Tracy Reese launches fragrance in partnership with Anthropologie

11th November, 2014

Anthropologie is launching a fragrance in partnership with American fashion designer, Tracy Reese: “I couldn’t be more thrilled to be launching my first fragrance, especially with the amazing partnership of Anthropologie,” explains Reese “Anthropologie has supported our collections from the very beginning so this feels like a very natural…

Unsound to launch trio of Ephemera fragrances by Geza Schoen

06th November, 2014

Earlier this year, Unsound, in collaboration with perfumer Geza Schoen, launched its "Ephemera" project as part of Unsound Festival New York — a synaesthetic installation in which perfumes were inspired by genres and sounds of electronic music.The musicians involved were Ben Frost, Tim Hecker and Steve Goodman (aka Kode9), who created raw…

Liberty's beauty Advent Calender launches today

06th November, 2014

London store Liberty have launched an advent calendar featuring £420 worth of beauty products, including ten full-sized products, alongside deluxe samples and exclusive treatment vouchers. The calendar retails for £149, and features products from brands such as Escentric Molecules and Diptyque. Liberty say: Packaged in a box showcasing t…

Lalique launch Noir Premier - a collection inspired by Lalique's history

29th October, 2014

Lalique have launched a new collection of six fragrances entitled Noir Premier. Each fragrance is named after a historic point in the history of the brand and the Lalique family. The range launched exclusively at Harrods earlier this month.The bottle design draws on various influences. The colour references the very first black perfume bo…

Juliette Has a Gun launches Luxury Collection : Moon Dance joins relaunched Oil Fiction

22nd October, 2014

Juliette Has a Gun has launched the Luxury Collection, which consists of new fragrance, Moon Dance, and 2013's limited edition fragrance, Oil Fiction. Of the new collection, founder Romano Ricci says: "The Luxury Collection is above all a fantasy of quality. I don’t always get the chance to use all the materials I want because some of the…

L'Artisan bring back three fragrances from the archives: Tea for Two, Œillet Sauvage and L’Eau du Caporal

21st October, 2014

L'Artisan Parfumeur are bringing back three fragrances from its archives: Tea for Two, Œillet Sauvage and L’Eau du Caporal. The fragrances will be available from November as 100ml Eau de Toilettes.L’Eau du CaporalL’Eau du Caporal was first launched in 1985 and was created by perfumer, Jacques Fraysse. The inspiration from the fragrance ca…

Chanel unveil latest No. 5 film

15th October, 2014

As reported yesterday, today sees the Premiere of "The One That I Want," a new promotional film for Chanel No. 5 directed by Baz Luhrmann and starring Gisele Bündchen. You can see the full video below. …